May 10, 2013
Exploring the future for arts and culture organisations through scenarios and vignettes
An article by Dr Martin Rhisiart on the use of scenarios and creative fictional prototypes has just been published in Futures: the journal of policy, planning and futures studies.
Exploring the future for arts and culture organisations through scenarios and vignettes: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.futures.2013.03.008
Drawing on multiple theoretical perspectives – innovation, design and strategy – the paper presents the case of an organisation engaging in futures processes to explore potential changes in arts, culture and creativity. Through research and participatory processes, scenarios were developed on the future of arts, culture and creativity in Wales. The scenarios were distilled into vignettes, forms of creative fictional prototypes to explore the possible environment for arts consumers, producers and distributors. The vignettes – visionary but without normative preferences – enabled creative discussions around supporting current and future artistic and cultural practices, emulating the function of probes in product innovation.